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trivial
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
of little importance — sometimes more specifically describing a challenge as easy and uninteresting
  • I don't remember all the trivial intricacies of Lydia's wheelchair rules—just that the four of us were finishing our dinner, and Lydia's presence at the dinner table was as new and noticeable as fresh paint.
    p. 42.6
  • Since the reading from Luke concluded by observing that "Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart"—and surely the "things" that Mary so kept and pondered were far more matterful than these trivial gifts— shouldn't she do something to demonstrate to the audience what a strain on her poor heart it was to do such monumental keeping and pondering?
    p. 174.7
  • That spring—in the same month—Martin Luther King had been assassinated and Hair had opened on Broadway; the summer of '68 suffered from what would become the society's commonplace blend of the murderous and the trivial.
    p. 543.5

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